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10 Largest Animals in the World – Land and Sea

Did you know that there are more than 8.7 million species in the world! Scientists say it would take more than a 1000 years to record them all. So let’s look at the 10 Largest Animals in the World – Land and Sea.

10 Largest Animals in the World - Land and Sea

No. 1 The Blue Whale

The blue whale is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whale suborder Mysticeti. Reaching a maximum confirmed length of 29.9 meters and weight of 173 tonnes, it is the largest animal known to have ever existed

10 Largest Animals in the World - Land and Sea

No. 2 Colossal Squid

The colossal squid is part of the family Cranchiidae. It is sometimes called the Antarctic squid or giant cranch squid and is believed to be the largest squid species in terms of mass. It is the only recognized member of the genus Mesonychoteuthis and is known from only a small number of specimens and can grow up to 14 Meters

10 Largest Animals in the World - Land and Sea

No 3. African Elephant

The African elephant is a genus comprising two living elephant species, the African bush elephant and the smaller African forest elephant. Both are herbivores and live in groups. They have grey skin and differ in the size of their ears and tusks, and in the shape and size of their skulls and can grow up to 3.2 meters.

10 Largest Animals in the World

No 4 Giraffe

The giraffe is an African artiodactyl mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant. It is traditionally considered to be one species, Giraffa camelopardalis, with nine subspecies and can grow up to 6 meters

10 Largest Animals in the World - Land and Sea

No 5. Brown Bear

The brown bear is a bear species found across Eurasia and North America. In North America, the populations of brown bears are called grizzly bears and can weigh up to 600 kg

Sperm Whale

No 6. Sperm Whale

The sperm whale or cachepot is the largest of the toothed whales and the largest toothed predator. It is the only living member of the genus Physeter and one of three extant species in the sperm whale family. The sperm whale can grow up to 12 meters 

Whale Shark

No 7. Whale Shark

The whale shark is a slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet shark and the largest known extant fish species. The largest confirmed individual had a length of 18.8 m. The whale shark holds many records for size in the animal kingdom, most notably being by far the largest living nonmammalian vertebrate

10 Largest Animals in the World - Land and Sea

No 8. Saltwater Crocodile

The saltwater crocodile is a crocodilian native to saltwater habitats and brackish wetlands from India’s east coast across Southeast Asia and the Sundas region to northern Australia and Micronesia and can grow up to 1 ton.

Anaconda big

No 9. Anaconda

The blue whale is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whale suborder Mysticeti. Reaching a maximum confirmed length of 29.9 meters and weight of 173 tonnes, it is the largest animal known to have ever existed

10 Largest Animals in the World - Land and Sea

No 10. Polar Bear

The polar bear weighs about half a ton and measures 9 feet (3 meters). It’s a carnivore that eats fish, seals, arctic foxes, and walruses. The polar bear hibernates during the winter and is a keen swimmer. Due to climate change and rising temperatures in the poles, it’s classified as a vulnerable species.

Bonus Large Animal – Great White

Bonus Shark

Great White Shark

The great white shark, also known as the great white, white shark or “white pointer”, is a species of large mackerel shark which can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans and can grow up to 6.4 meters

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